Synopses & Reviews
Understanding the mechanisms of the reactions at transition metal sites is a key component in designing synthetic methods, developing industrial homogeneous catalysts, and investigating metalloenzymes. These mechanisms are therefore an essential part of undergraduate chemistry courses. This primer provides a broad-based, systematic guide to the fundamentals of transition-metal mechanistic chemistry, including substitution, electron transfer, and reactions of ligands. It serves as an ideal text for undergraduate students with a foundation in basic inorganic chemistry but who are new to inorganic reaction mechanisms.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -87) and index.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms
PART I: Substitution Reactions
2. Substitution Mechanisms at Transition Metal Sites
3. Substitution at Four-Coordinate Sites
4. Substitution at Sites with Coordination Number Greater than Four
5. Catalysed Substitution Reactions
PART II: Electron Transfer Reactions
6. Electron Transfer Mechanisms
7. The Oxidative-Addition Reaction
PART III: Ligand-Based Reactions
8. Activation of Ligands
9. The Insertion Reaction